“Conjuring” Star To Be Girl On A Train
Following her second bout with the forces of supernatural evil, thanks to the recently released The Conjuring 2, Vera Farmiga is now becoming a femme fatale.
Deadline is reporting that Farmiga will play a mysterious woman who entices Liam Neeson’s character into something very dire in The Commuter. As hinted by the title, the characters initially meet on board a commuter train.
Juame Collet-Serra is in the director’s chair, while script-writing honors go to Byron Willinger and Phil de Blasi. Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman are producing the film, which will be distributed by Lionsgate.
What with Paula Hawkins’ best-seller, The Girl on a Train, which itself has been adapted into a movie, plenty of strange things are happening on the tracks these days. Tate Taylor’s adaptation of Hawkins’ novel, which stars Emily Blunt, Luke Evans and Rebecca Ferguson, hits movie theatres on October 7.
Farmiga also recently completed the upcoming Jordan Roberts’ Burn Your Maps, a drama about an eight-year-old boy who is convinced that he is a Mongolian goat herder.
The actress is, of course, also known for her role as Norma Bates, the mother of Psycho‘s infamous serial killer Norman Bates, in TV’s excellent Bates Motel. The series, a prequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s classic, ended its fourth season with a very dark cliffhanger – something which makes one wonder about the show’s future direction. Whichever path it chooses, given Norman’s ongoing tumble into psychosis and his rapid move towards the Norman Bates of Psycho, it could come to be one of the darkest shows on TV.